This hike leaves from the Trading Post inside Indian Canyons and follows the Palm Canyon trail to the Stone Pools, where water is flowing this time of year. (Heavy rain left too much water flowing on Jan. 17 when this hike was originally scheduled. Members turned away at the gate that day have been given a head start on this registration.)
The hike is 6 miles, with 1200' elevation gain. There are a few steep climbs with rocks, and the usual desert hazards such as thorns and needles. Rated moderately strenuous - will generally be challenging for an unconditioned person. The terrain will involve a steady and often steep incline.
We will meet in the parking lot adjacent to the Trading Post around 8:15. You should be at the gate before it opens at 8:00 AM. It is located at the very southern end of South Palm Canyon Drive. Admission is $12 per person, $7 per senior (62+).
Contact Hike Leader: Howard Goldberg email click here
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (1 to 2 liters recommended), trail snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended. Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE). Hiking poles may be helpful.
Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required. Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Weather Policy: Inclement weather may cancel.
Special COVID Related Requirements
This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.